Pop quiz: Which midsize software developer signed more than 30 new customers in the first half of 2014 alone, along with flipping almost the same number live on its manufacturing cloud? The answer: fast-growing Plex Systems in Troy, Mich., focused on production and supply-chain automation for SMBs. That brings Plex’s grand customer total to almost 400 businesses (and 1,200 facilities) worldwide — everything from makers of movie-theater seats to pastries and desserts to craft beers.
An interesting thing about the transactional data captured by enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems: The data is becoming interactive. This change is becoming increasingly obvious in cloud-based ERP systems, such as that from Plex Systems (plex.com). Think back to ERP of “old”—a decade ago. Now consider the interactivity in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud (PMC) system.
Acme— It’s not your father’s shop floor. Automotive manufacturing has changed, executives from suppliers and automakers said Monday on the first day of the Center for Automotive Research’s annual Management Briefing Seminars held near Traverse City.
Experts in ERP and change management share their tips on how to choose and deploy an ERP system to maximize your monetary and time investment. Plus steps you can take to improve the chances of workers will actually use the software.
ACME TOWNSHIP, MI- Google Glass is catching the eye of the automotive industry. Companies such as General Motors Co. and manufacturing software provider Plex Systems are testing the hands-free, head-mounted intelligent devices for different uses in manufacturing, research and development.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — New factory technology is in the pipeline that will turn workers’ clothing into data-emitting devices for plant management. The benefit? Engineers will be able to constantly monitor the air temperature, humidity, and working conditions of a factory process, and track employee motions for ergonomics research and safety concerns.
While big name cloud application vendors like Salesforce and NetSuite have risen to prominence by primarily delivering solution to organizations working in the “knowledge economy”, there has been little attention given to cloud solutions for what I like to call the real world.
The annual PowerPlex customer event is now an established fixture on the analyst circuit with some of the best minds in manufacturing ERP in attendance along with 900 other attendees. The company made a raft of important announcements including the closing of a $50 million investment round by T. Rowe Price and Accel Partners, new innovations in mobile, a roadmap for solutions that take Plex up the food chain and new support packages
Recently at its annual PowerPlex conference, Plex Systems announced Plex Enterprise Edition, a suite of applications built to support complex, global, multiplant manufacturing organizations with multi-entity financial and supply chain management requirements. As always, Plex worked cl
Over 900 customers, partners, and Plex Systems gathered at the DeVos Place on Michigan’s West Coast of Grand Rapids for the 13th annual Plex Systems user event. New features and a significant funding round book end the major announcements from the June 10th, 2014 Day 1 keynote:
The annual PowerPlex customer event is now an established fixture on the analyst circuit with some of the best minds in manufacturing ERP in attendance along with 900 other attendees. The company made a raft of important announcements including the closing of a $50 million investment
“No stock footage here” Remarked Plex CEO Jason Blessing about the video about various shop floors at customer sites which kicked off his user conference, PowerPlex yesterday. Actually he need not have used any footage at all. He had 900 attendees in person representing 1,100 sites ac
Just before saying our goodbyes to some of the Plex staff, I’d sat down with my old sparring partner Vinnie Mirchandani to reflect on this year’s PowerPlex. We both agreed that it was a very different style of conference to those we usually attend, many of them in the Bay Area around
Plex Systems is a leader in cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for manufacturing enterprises, such as the aerospace and defense, food and beverage, and motor vehicles industries. At its PowerPlex 2014 conference, the vendor announced Plex Enterprise Edition, a suite of
With NetSuite continuing to grow at a hefty pace and Acumatica recently reporting an exceptional year (as well as Rootstock Software and Kenandy, although they started from a much smaller base of customers), Plex, a leading cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider for m
Both exciting and depressing developments in the last few months should evoke some thoughtful inquiry. Any technology purchaser, in any sector, but especially in the enterprise space where the stakes are so high, should ask this question: My future is dawning. Which company will enabl